Ladbrokes was one of the first “High Street” betting organizations to embrace the Internet, and the company has had an online sports betting and horseracing presence since 2000. Compared with its sports betting and horseracing products, Ladbrokes Poker was a relatively late arrival. However, through generous bonus offers and an exciting range of promotions, Ladbrokes Poker has developed into one of the leading skins on the iPoker Network.
Being part of the largest Internet poker network in the world has advantages for players at Ladbrokes Poker. You are sure to find a game at any time of the day or night and there are plenty of valuable tournaments to take part in every day of the week. New players enjoy a certain level of protection against those who are more experienced, and opportunities exist to take your game to the highest levels by qualifying for WSOP and WPT live poker events.
Ladbrokes Poker Bonus
The Ladbrokes Poker bonus for first-time depositors is a 200% match of deposits up to €1,500. This means that you can deposit €750 (or the equivalent in US Dollars or £ Sterling) and – once the bonus is cleared – you will have €2,250 in your account, plus any money you have won while clearing the bonus.
The bonus is cleared by earning Status Points for contributing to the rake deducted from cash game pots or for paying an entry fee to play in a Ladbrokes Poker tournament or Sit & Go game. For each €1.00 you pay in rake or entry fees, you are awarded 14 Status Points, and €5.00 of the bonus is released into your account each time you accumulate 240 Status Points.
The Ladbrokes Poker bonus is not the only benefit offered to new players. Once you have made your first deposit, you will also receive four tournament tickets for Ladbrokes´ New Depositor Freeroll Tournaments (each with a €2,000 prize pool) and a free entry into the iPoker Network´s €1,250 Depositor Freeroll Tournament.
New players are also given free access to Ladbroke Poker´s “Newbie Delight” Steps promotion, and you can take advantage of all the tools needed to improve your game in the Ladbrokes Poker School. All of these benefits are available for the first 90 days of your Ladbrokes´ experience – which is also how long you have to clear the Ladbrokes Poker bonus.
Ladbrokes Poker Promotions
The promotions at Ladbrokes Poker do not stop once you have cleared the Ladbrokes Poker bonus. The site hosts a good selection of rake-based and mission-based promotions that most players will be able to benefit from each month. The mission-based promotions in particular can be exceptionally lucrative – with valuable cash prizes and live poker packages on offer each month.
Ladbrokes also has an excellent six-level Poker Rewards Club that enables players to exchange their Status Points for cash. The Club has an interesting format. The more points you earn within a month, the higher status level you achieve. The higher your status, the less it costs in Status Points for a cash exchange. For example:
- A player on Level 3 would need to exchange 9,000 Status Points to get €100.
- A player on level 6 would only need 5,000 Status Points for the same value exchange.
Ladbrokes also has mobile-exclusive promotions, special events run through its social media channels, and bonuses for players who enjoy a little casino action – the site hosting weekly “Side Games” challenges, casino freeroll tournaments and cashback on your side game action.
Ladbrokes Poker Games & Tournaments
Being part of the iPoker Network, Ladbrokes offers a wide range of cash games and online poker tournaments. Typically you will find plenty of action at the tables providing cash games of NL Hold´em, Six-Plus Hold´em and PL Omaha, and – during peak times – you will also find several tables offering 5 and 7 Card Stud Poker and games of PL Omaha Hi/Lo.
Ladbrokes Poker has fast-fold “Speed Poker” tables and a three-handed, hyper-turbo “Twister” Sit & Go game that offers a prize of up to one thousand times the buy-in once three players are seated at the table. If you are a particularly strong Sit & Go player, it is also worth checking out the Jackpot Sit & Go tables – where players are awarded a progressive jackpot prize for running up a sequence of victories.
The tournament schedule is dominated by NL Hold´em events – the feature event each week being the €75,000 guaranteed “Big Sunday”. However, it is not only on Sundays when valuable tournament prizes are available. There is at least one feature tournament hosted every night at Ladbrokes Poker, and more than €7 million is guaranteed in prize pools every month.
Ladbrokes Poker Banking and Security
Ladbrokes Poker offers a wide variety of deposit options – some of which are country-specific, but which generally include Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill and PaySafeCard. You also have the option of transferring money into your account via Western Union or by bank transfer, and Ladbrokes customers in the UK can walk into any betting office and fund their online accounts with cash (you still have to verify your account before making a withdrawal if you choose this option).
Once you have funded your Ladbrokes account, you can distribute your funds across multiple wallets to bet on sports, play in the casino or engage in a little exchange betting. The cashier page has a very intuitive player admin section that helps you manage your funds. This is also where you can withdraw your winnings up to €5,000 per day – withdrawals going back to the source used to fund the account, or paid by check/bank transfer if it is not possible to withdraw to the same source (for example PaySafeCard).
Ladbrokes is regulated both in Gibraltar and in the UK, so has to comply with a whole host of rules relating to player security and the fairness of its games. The site explains through its “Help” and “HelpCentre” pages the mechanisms that are in place for security and auditing and one thing you can be certain of at Ladbrokes Poker is that every effort is made to ensure that you have a fair and enjoyable online poker experience.